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Tri-Town’s Scribner handcuffs Crushers in 4-0 victory

Pitcher Miles Scribner gave up just three hits and struck out 11 to lead defending Tri-State League champion Tri-Town to a 4-0 win over the Canton Crushers on Thursday night at Community Field in Litchfield.

Scribner went the distance for the Trojans (6-0), striking out five batters looking. He didn’t give up a walk.

Nick Michanczyk had a double for the Crushers (2-3) with Jim Spirito and Scott Sperl each hitting singles. Pitcher Cam Gaudet (0-1) went the distance on the mound for Canton, allowing five hits and striking out two.

Tri-Town took a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Austin Dutcher tripled and scored on Danny McCarty’s RBI double. McCarty scored on Matt Geremia’s RBI double.

In the second inning, Tri-Town extended the lead to 3-0 on a RBI single from Dutcher. In the fifth, Tri-Town pushed across another run on a sacrifice fly from McCarty. Dutcher was 2-for-3 in the game.

The Crushers return to action on Sunday night when they head to Rotary Field in South Windsor for a 6:30 p.m. start against the Connecticut Gamecocks (1-4).

Tri-Town 4, Canton 0
At Litchfield

Canton (2-3)      000  000  0  — 0-3-1
Tri-Town (6-0)    210  010  x  — 4-5-0
Cam Gaudet and Jeff Mulhall; Miles Scribner and unknown; WP: Scribner; LP: Gaudet (0-1); 2B: Nick Michanczyk (C), Matt Geremia (T), Danny McCarty (T); 3B: Austin Dutcher (T)

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 40 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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